[Openstreetmap] upload, applet
alex at moreati.org.uk
Wed Oct 5 00:11:51 BST 2005
On Tue, 2005-10-04 at 23:16 +0200, Lars Aronsson wrote:
> Does anybody use the applet these days? When I zoom in, all I see
> is infinitessimally small red pixels.
That's normal, as I understand the applet. The red dots are trackpoints,
plotted from the gpx file you uploaded, 1 dot per logged point. If your
GPS unit has a high logging rate, the red dots will often merge into
> These are hard to see and
> impossible to connect into lines.
The intention is that you use the red dots as a visual guide, placing
nodes over them, wherever needed. Nodes are drawn as a black spot,
segments (lines) are drawn between them. For an example of
> Do I need new glasses, or does
> somebody need a basic course in user interface design? Or is
> everybody running the stand-alone OSM editor application?
The red dots could be clearer in places, nodes and segments can be drawn
larger or smaller by using the + (plus) or - (minus) key. Note that the
applet (for me atleast) is sluggish, you must hover over a node for a
moment before dragging the segment, or releasing the mouse button to
complete a join.
To my understanding osmeditor is not yet capable of editting osm data
'live', for now I'm using the applet.
> I tried to upload three new GPX files, but all I got back was
> three e-mails saying:
> It looks like your gpx file, gbg.gpx, uploaded to
> OpenStreetMap's database ok with 0 points.
> And that doesn't sound so good to me. Zero points? What was the
> error? These GPX files are just as good as those I uploaded in
> July, all created by gpsbabel. I cannot really tell if the points
> are there on the map, because the small red pixels are so hard to
With that, I'm afraid I can't help.
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